Bernhard Gilbey provides tax advice in relation to a wide range of both domestic and international corporate tax issues. This includes identifying planning opportunities for corporate and individual vendors, as well as advising on the tax-efficient methods of restructuring corporate groups.

Bernhard regularly provides advice to listed and privately owned clients on executive compensation matters ranging from recommending suitable incentive arrangements to the drafting and implementation of the most appropriate plan. Bernhard also advises remuneration committees in relation to the ongoing governance requirements of executive compensation.

Bernhard is a member of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
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  • Advising the founders of Media IQ on the sale to ECI.
  • Advising the founders of Bullitt on the sale to Exponent Private Equity.
  • Advising the vendors of PEI Media on the sale to LDC.
  • Advising a Japanese-parented group on the implementation of an employee stock purchase programme in multiple countries.
  • Advising WPP plc on its stock incentive programmes.
  • Advising various privately owned groups on appropriate stock incentive programmes.
  • Advising the vendors of Javelin Group Limited on the sale to Accenture.
  • Advising management on the buy-out of a luxury travel company.
  • Advising the shareholders of a major retail chain on a secondary buy-out.
  • Advising a US company on the implications of leaked documents relating to tax rulings granted by the Luxembourg authorities.
  • Advising a UK company on a suitable structure to permit access to a European patent box regime.
  • Advising an Australian parent company on the sale of its European and US operations.


  • University of Law, Law Society Finals, 1989
  • Huddersfield University, LL.B.


  • England and Wales, 1992
  • Chartered Institute of Tax, 1996

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the International Fiscal Association
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation

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